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New York University
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New York, NY
Established 1831
Students- 43,404
Undergraduates- 21,638
Postgraduates- 21,766
Endowment- 2.43 billion
Mascot- Bobcat

New York University (NYU) is a privatenonsectarian American research university based in New York City. Founded in 1831, NYU is the largest private nonprofit institution of American higher education. NYU's main campus is located at Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. The University also established NYU Abu DhabiNYU Shanghai and maintains 11 other Global Academic Centers in AccraBerlinBuenos AiresFlorenceLondonMadridParisPragueSydneyTel Aviv and Washington, D.C. Together, these form NYU's Global Network University. 

NYU was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1950. NYU counts 36 Nobel Prize winners, four Abel Prize winners, 10 National Medal of Science recipients, 16 Pulitzer Prize winners, over 30 Academy Award winners, four Putnam Competition winners, Russ PrizeGordon Prize, and Draper Prize winners, Turing Award winners, and EmmyGrammy, and Tony Award winners among its faculty and alumni. NYU also has MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowship holders as well as National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering members among its past and present graduates and faculty.

NYU is organized into more than 20 schools, colleges, and institutes, located in six centers throughout Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. According to the Institute of International Education, NYU sends more students to study abroad than any other US college or university, and the College Board reports more online searches by international students for "NYU" than for any other university.